Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus and the public health recommendations that come with it, Arizona State University will be celebrating with its graduates in the 2021 Spring University Commencement and convocation events in virtual, online ceremonies. The format may be different, but our enthusiasm for celebration has never been more inspired and we encourage you to join us in honoring ASU graduate and undergraduate students on Monday, May 3. Planning is underway. For more details, please check back here for updates and additional information about online activities. Commencement FAQ page
Spring 2021 Graduation Celebrations
Barrett, The Honors College
In-person celebrations for Barrett graduates will occur at all four Barrett campuses, hosted by academic deans. These events are limited to graduates only.
Barrett, The Honors College – Senior Celebrations:
Barrett West: Friday, April 30th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Paley Gates & Fletcher Lawn. For more information please contact Liz.Marini@asu.edu
Barrett Downtown: Sunday, May 2nd, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., ASU Mercado. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrett Polytechnic: Monday, May 3rd, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Cooley Ballrooms. For more information please contact email@example.com
Barrett Tempe: Monday, May 3rd, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Barrett Residential Complex at Tempe. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation looks forward to celebrating the Class of 2021 at our in-person Celebration of Graduates on May 3 and 4. Grads will have their name called and walk across the stage, get their diploma cover, hear remarks from the deans, have professional photos taken in academic regalia and receive congratulations from our faculty and staff. Registration is required.
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host a special live virtual convocation program for students and families, premiering at 10 a.m. on May 3rd. You can watch the special event on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAr0A-7hz0E
During the week of May 3rd, The College will also host a series of small, scheduled outdoor celebrations for graduating students only (no guests will be permitted) to have the opportunity to pick up a diploma cover and have a photo taken. Graduates are welcome to wear their cap and gown but it is not required for the informal celebration. Please note: This celebration is not a ceremony and there will be no formal program or reading of graduates’ names. Graduates must RSVP to attend the in-person celebrations.
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Herberger Institute will host a Virtual Convocation Watch Party with live chat on Monday, May 3 at 9:30 am. In-Person Graduation Celebrations will take place on the Tempe campus, Tuesday, May 4 and Wednesday, May 5. Registration is required. In-person celebrations are for graduating students only and will be livestreamed.
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Real-time, live virtual Convocation ceremony on May 3, 8:30 a.m. (PXL)
This event will take place entirely online, but attendees will be able to move around a virtual space and join in real-time conversations with friends and family prior to attending a virtual presentation.
A number of other departmental events are being scheduled for Fulton Engineering graduates. See all information and contacted details listed under the FAQ section of the Fulton Engineering page at https://convocation.engineering.asu.edu/
College of Global Futures
College of Health Solutions
We are excited to celebrate the College of Health Solutions Class of 2021 with a virtual convocation watch party; an in-person doctoral hooding ceremony; an in-person white coat ceremony for audiology graduates; and an in-person walk-through celebration. At the in-person Celebration of Our Graduates, graduates will cross a stage while their name is read, as well as have photos taken. Only graduates may attend, but the event will be live streamed for friends and family.
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
In addition to the virtual ceremony, the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts will host small, graduate-only, in-person events to safely celebrate the class of 2021. These celebrations will take place the week of May 3. To ensure that each in-person celebration meets ASU safety guidelines, attendance will be capped and limited to graduates only. Registration is required. Students should monitor their ASU email for registration links and event updates.
Please visit our website for additional information: https://cisa.asu.edu/graduation.
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
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The MLFTC Team is excited to offer in-person and virtual events for Spring and Summer 2021 graduates. All events will follow ASU's Covid-19 event guidelines. Registration is required for all events.
May 3 - Virtual Celebrations
May 4- Doctoral Hooding Ceremonies
May 5- Master's Celebration Events
May 6- Bachelor's Celebration Events
For more details and registration links, view our full MLFTC Convocation plan.
Note: guests will not be permitted at in-person celebrations. All in-person celebrations will be live streamed for family and friends to view.
New College of Interdiciplinary Arts & Sciences
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 afternoon – in person
Walk the Tradition at West Campus! Take a walk across campus and have your photo professionally taken at historic markers. Your last stop will be to have your picture taken with your diploma cover as if you were on stage. You may wear your cap and gown but it is not required.
This is for graduates only and they must be registered. This celebration will be capped to ensure that we are not exceeding COVID capacity limits. Guests will not be allowed at the event and we cannot accommodate walk-ups on the day of the event.
Monday, May 3, 2021 9:00am Arizona time – in person
Graduating students are invited to join their fellow graduates on campus for the convocation ceremony watch party! We will have small gatherings across campus where you can cheer for your friends and celebrate your accomplishments throughout the virtual ceremony! Registration is required for this graduate only event. Guests will not be allowed at the event and we cannot accommodate walk-ups on the day of the event.
Monday, May 3, 2021 9:00am Arizona time - virtual
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences welcomes all graduates and their families and friends to join us as we premier our virtual convocation on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 9:00am Arizona time. This broadcast will include a welcome from the Vice Provost and Dean of New College, presentation of awards and the reading of graduate’s names. You can subscribe to our channel now to be notified when the convocation video premieres.
In addition, a few events are being scheduled for New College graduates in each of our three schools. All information and contact detail listed under the FAQ section of the New College graduation page: https://newcollege.asu.edu/graduation#faq
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
ASU Law is planning a combination of virtual and in-person events to celebrate and honor our spring graduates. ASU Law will be hosting an in-person Graduation Viewing Celebration on Wednesday, May 12 at 4 p.m. at the Beus Center for Law and Society building on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. Only graduates – no family or other guests – will be able to participate in-person. Rooms will be hosted by faculty members, and students will have the ability to select the room they would like to join, with physical distancing requirements and group limits to be followed. Family and friends, and students unable to attend in-person, are invited to tune-in virtually. The event will be live-streamed and include a welcome from Dean Sylvester, a showing of the graduation video, and conclude with a reading of the Graduation Awards. More information can be found here: https://law.asu.edu/convocation
Thunderbird School of Global Management
In addition to the filmed virtual ceremony, Thunderbird will host small, graduate-only, in-person gatherings to safely celebrate the class of 2021 in a comfortable outdoor setting. These celebratory gatherings will take place on Tuesday, May 4 in the Arizona Center grotto area at 455 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004.
To ensure that each in-person celebration meets ASU safety guidelines, attendance will be limited to graduates according to program, and you will need to register for your event in advance online. Each celebration will be capped to ensure that we are not exceeding capacity limits. Registration links will be sent out to graduates soon by your program manager, and we will bring you an update on the latest public health guidelines that will be in effect.
The times of each in-person event and the featured academic program(s) are outlined below.
May 4 at 11:30 a.m. for Spring 2021 Undergraduate Degrees
May 4 at 2:00 p.m. for Spring 2021 Graduate Degrees
May 4 at 5:00 p.m. for Spring 2021 Graduate Degrees
May 4 at 7:00 p.m. for Spring 2021 Graduate Degrees
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Cronkite Graduation Walk Event
Friday, April 30
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Arizona time
First Amendment Forum
Special Photo and Video Opportunity
On Friday, April 30, graduating students can sign up to have their name called and walk across the stage in the forum to receive their diploma cover, congratulations of the deans, and have their photo taken in academic regalia.
Students are required to register. Reminders will be sent until the deadline. Registration closes April 23.
Cronkite Convocation Watch Party
Monday, May 3
6 p.m. Arizona time
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will celebrate its graduating students with a virtual ceremony watch party on Monday, May 3 at 6 p.m. Arizona time on Facebook and YouTube.
This is a special tribute to our graduates and features our keynote convocation speaker, Yamiche Alcindor, student speaker and student awards.
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
W. P. Carey School of Business
All College Celebration:
Join the party we’re throwing for the Class of 2021: Club Carey will be a virtual dance party streamed live from Sun Devil Stadium. We’ve got a DJ, all the coolest faculty, your classmates, a fireworks show just for you, and more! Monday, May 3 @ 6:45 p.m. Arizona time (9:45 p.m. EST). Watch virtually at wpcarey.asu.edu/clubcarey
W. P. Carey 2021 Undergraduate Students:
Save your spot on May 4th for W. P. Carey’s in-person celebration of your accomplishments. Reserve a 15-minute time slot where you can pick up your diploma cover, get some snapshots on the business campus, and more. More time slots may be added based on interest. Undergraduate students who have applied to graduate will receive an email soon with a link to register for your timeslot. To ensure we meet ASU safety and capacity limit guidelines, this event is for 2021 graduating students only and registration is required. Guests will not be allowed at the event and we cannot accommodate walk-ups on the day of the event.
W. P. Carey Graduate Students:
Graduate and Doctoral students are being celebrated at program-specific virtual and in-person events throughout the month of April. Each cohort has received individual emails with details and registration links.